Portrush (GB)

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Portrush (from Irish: Port Rois, meaning "promontory port") is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on the County Londonderry border. The main part of the old town, including the railway station as well as most hotels, restaurants and bars, is built on a mile–long peninsula, Ramore Head, pointing north-northwest. In the off-season, Portrush is a dormitory town for the nearby campus of the University of Ulster at Coleraine. It neighbours the resort of Portstewart. The town is well known for its three sandy beaches, the West Strand, East Strand and White Rocks, as well as the Royal Portrush Golf Club, the only golf club outside of mainland Great Britain which has hosted the Open Championship. Portrush is in the East Londonderry constituency for the UK Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Penny Post under Coleraine 11 May 1832
Money Order Office 1 September 1857
Savings Bank 3 February 1862
Under Belfast 1 April 1862
Telegraph Office 1870. Code - PKA
RSO 1 December 1875
Head Office / Post Town 1 July 1892
Closed 19 July 2010
Re-opened and relocated 26 July 2010
Post Office Local - to Nisa Store 30 June 2015

PORTRUSH Co. ANTRIM machine roller and hand cancel. 1948